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Dr. Bill Saunders and Dr. Elizabeth Racine Help Cabarrus County Community Leaders Tackle Childhood Obesity
December 4, 2014

UNC Charlotte Public Health researchers Dr. Bill Saunders and Dr. Elizabeth Racine have partnered up with Carolinas Medical Center-NorthEast and Cabarrus County community stakeholders to develop a childhood obesity action plan. Recent numbers suggest that 23% of children in the U.S....


Dr. Bill Saunders and Dr. Beth Racine present results from a childhood obesity project at the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce
November 11, 2014

As part of the “State of the Region Healthcare Summit 2014” sponsored by the Cabarrus Regional Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Saunders and Dr. Racine presented “Childhood Obesity & Wellness Research” to business leaders in Cabarrus County (click here for newspaper article).  Their recently...


Dr. Brunner Huber to speak on highly cited article at the American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans
November 11, 2014

Dr. Larissa R. Brunner Huber, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, has been invited to speak at the upcoming American Public Health Association meeting in New Orleans, LA.  Editors from "Maternal and Child Health Journal" have organized a session related to the research and publishing...


Dr. Jim Laditka and Dr. Sarah Laditka study racial differences life expectancy and disability after a stroke
November 5, 2014

Our study accounted for stroke throughout later life and compared African American and white women and men with and without stroke beginning at the same starting time.  Our study was published in a recent issue of Disability and Health Journal as, “Stroke, Disability, and Mortality in the...


Dr. Sarah Laditka and Dr. Jim Laditka publish study on cognitive impairment, disability, and life expectancy
November 4, 2014

The study looks at how education influences disability for people with cognitive impairment and was published recently in The American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and Other Dementias as, “More Education May Limit Disability and Extend Life for People with Cognitive Impairment.” Our study...


PHS Hosts Graduate Programs Open House
October 31, 2014

The Department of Public Health Sciences recently hosted a Graduate Programs Open House in the third floor atrium of the College of Health and Human Services.  This event was a fantastic opportunity for prospective students to meet and have their questions answered by department faculty,...


MSPH Student presents on Media and Public Health
October 23, 2014

Second year MSPH student, Charnele Walton (pictured second from left), co-led a presentation on the media's influence on the field of public health. The live webcast was held on Wednesday, October 8th in Charleston, South Carolina which engaged undergraduates student on...

Michael Thompson

Dr. Michael Thompson co-authors paper on reasons women report satisfaction with poor quality health services in Armenia
October 23, 2014

The paper appears in the latest issue of Heath Care for Women International and builds upon previous empirical studies in Armenia conducted by Dr. Thompson and UNC Charlotte HSR PhD alumna Tsovinar Harutyunyan that identified this disconnect in ratings.  Lead author Dr. Ruzanna Grigoryan notes...


Chelsea Moxlow named one of SOPHE's 30 under 30
October 22, 2014

Chelsea Moxlow, MSPH class of 2013, was recently recognized as one of the Society for Public Health Education (SOPHE) outstanding young health educators for 2014. ______________________________________________


Drs. Montgomery and Stewart publish sexual risk reduction among rural African American cocaine users
October 21, 2014

Dr. Katharine Stewart recently celebrated with one of her former students, Dr. Brooke E. E. Montgomery, as the third manuscript from Dr. Montgomery’s dissertation was accepted for publication. Dr. Montgomery’s doctoral research was supported by a predoctoral fellowship from NIDA (F31 DA026286) and...